Almay Makeup Review

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Almay sent me a huge box of products to review (via the BlogHer program)! I was pretty shocked when I opened the box, I must admit! Look at this haul!

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Almay sent four different ways to remove makeup. I’m most excited to try the eraser sticks! I’m going to throw them in my purse for when I’m getting eyeliner where it’s not supposed to be!!

The eraser sticks came in perfectly handy last Thursday afternoon. I had an important work event at the President’s house for our college. I whipped these out and was able to clean up my eye makeup under my eyes. I dabbed a little concealer back on and I looked freshened up and ready to go! This will 100% be a staple in my purse from now on.

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Almay sent (from L to R) Liquid Eyeliner in Black, One Coat Mascara in Black, and Almay Eyeliner Pencil in Black.

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I also received three eyeshadow quads (from L to R), Intense Everyday Neutrals for Blue Eyes, Intense Party Bright for Brown Eyes, and Intense Evening Smoky for Hazel Eyes.

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Here are swatches of the blue eyes:

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Here are swatches of the hazel eyes:

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Here are swatches of the brown eyes:

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In this photo, I have the Almay Smart Shade blush in 10 and the Smooth Eyeshadow in Cashmere.

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Cashmere is on the top. I thought it was going to have a lot more yellow based on what it looks like in the package, but it’s a gorgeous light, neutral shade. The blush is on the bottom.

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Finally, I also received two Almay Smart shade lip colors in nude light medium and berry light medium. Lastly, a lipgloss in Blooming.

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On the first day, I wore Intense Everyday Neutrals for Blue Eyes, liquid liner on my top lashes, and the pencil on the bottom. On the lips, I wore the Berry Smartshade.

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On the second day, I wore Intense Party Bright for Brown Eyes, liquid liner on my top lashes, and the pencil on the bottom. On the lips, I wore the Nude Smartshade. (Hey! Look! I’m not taking a selfie in my car!! I had the day off…but I did my makeup just for you! You should really feel special. :) )

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On the third day, I wore Intense Evening Smoky for Hazel Eyes, the eyeliner pencil, and the mascara.

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On all three days, I used the smart shade blush as well as the Smooth Eyeshadow in Cashmere. I enjoyed all three of these eyeshadow trios and I will be using them again and again. I’m totally in love with the Cashmere eyeshadow and I thought it was going to be my least favorite!! It’s SO creamy and is the perfect shade for under my browbone.

The blush is also pretty great and has become my go-to blush even when I’m not modeling Almay makeup!!

The mascara doesn’t quite give me as much oompf as I would like, but I’m going to use it for my lower lashes and on days when I’m going for the no-makeup look. The liquid eyeliner needs some time to dry before you can go over it again to correct mistakes or fix the line. The pencil liner is super creamy and really does a great job of staying in place for a long time. This is another product that is going to become a staple in my makeup collection

Lastly, the smartshade lipsticks are awesome. They are super creamy and super flattering. I could use them like a chapstick since they’re also super moisturizing!

This was my first time really diving in to the world of Almay makeup and I will certainly start looking at their displays in my local drugstore!!!

Author: Anne Smith

Blogging about makeup, dogs, and mostly NAIL POLISH!